|The must have look for the Irish Lass under 30. I've never seen so much long, twisted and twirled hair in my life!|
|Spencer takes the World Cup seriously!|
|Opening match of the World Cup at O'Neill's Sports Pub in Dublin|
|Our landlord Alan giving Michael a trim|
|The pub just below us was full from open to close|
|Walking along the cliffs above Bray in a bracing breeze|
Another day out took us to Belfast. We booked a Black Cab Tour - basically two hours spent in a cab with a knowledgeable driver who takes you to see the murals and the peace wall and some of the sites where "The Troubles" took place. It was eye-opening and very interesting. On July 12th the city will be bracing for potential new outbreaks of violence during the Orange Walk.
|A stop across from the Mural wall controlled by the Sinn Fein party. The dozen or so hand-painted messages|
are constantly changing.
|Part of the 22 mile long wall that divides Belfast's Catholic and Protestant neighborhoods|
|One of the many murals in the Shankill neighborhood - a rough Protestant area.|
|Signing the Peace wall|
|Welcome to Hillbrook Farmhouse!|
|Famous Wexford Strawberries for breakfast in our courtyard.|
|Our nosy neighbor Victor looking for carrots.|
|The view of the Quarry and the valley below was worth the trek.|
|After a Hurling match it is tradition for the fans to run onto the field.|
Next stop was a coffee at fireman Ray's house. He and wife Michelle and two wee bairns live in a 'house-in-progress - set on a rambling lot overlooking the Wexford valley. The reason for our visit was to learn about their nomad travels through South America where they spent a year, ten years ago. They took a more backpacks and "whatever bus looked good on the day" approach. As Senior Nomads, if we decided to give that part of the world a try, we would do it a bit differently... but it was good to hear about their adventures and learn more about traveling there.
|A traditional house along the narrow roads near our farmhouse|
|As we near the end of our travels we could use a pot of gold right about now!|
Debbie and Michael